Description of Services follows below rates table.


May Transitions Special

With so many students graduating, Boston and Cambridge are in a state of flux. It reminds us how many students, immigrants, and disposed individuals are making new lives for themselves at all times. Mention our “Transitions Special” for 5% off on any manuscript discussing moves or transitions.

Magnum Opus Deal

Are you working on a manuscript of 100 pages or longer? Let us know for a 10% discount for any edit of your dissertation, novel, or other major work.

Just mention these specials when you request your quote now through the end of May!

Line-by-Line Edit

Our most popular service

$60/hr $70/hr $85/hr $125/hr
Copy Edit $55/hr $65/hr $80/hr $120/hr
Proofreading $50/hr $60/hr $75/hr $115/hr
Formatting $55/hr $60/hr $75/hr $115/hr
Developmental Edit $65/hr $75/hr $95/hr $125/hr
Written Critique $70/hr $80/hr $100/hr $130/hr
Coaching $75/hr $90/hr $100/hr $130/hr

A 10% reduced project rate will be applied to manuscript edits over 100 pages in length.

Coaching sessions may be bundled and developed into a writing program at a reduced fee.

Description of Services (see Services page for more details)


  • Spelling review
  • Grammar and syntax review
  • Punctuation review


  • Footnotes review
  • Citations review
  • Reference pages review

Copy Edit

  • Copy editing of main body of document, with review of accompanying material
  • Final corrections to style, grammar, and citations
  • Proofreading included

Line-by-Line Edit

  • Track Changes review of entire document, offering maximum editorial engagement with the manuscript
  • Thorough editorial review of style, grammar, voice, organization, and other elements
  • Comments explain the editor’s rationale, posing general questions to the author and offering strategies and examples

Developmental Edit

  • Developmental help for both fictional and nonfictional works
  • Guidance and encouragement for authors to render their ideas in tangible form, achieving proper tone, structure, and content
  • Development of both ideas and of early writing efforts

Written Critique

  • Close reading with attention to organization and shape
  • Suggestions on foregrounding strengths; concrete guidance for trimming of any excess
  • Detailed critique, usually several pages in length


  • Interactive manuscript and essay development
  • One-on-one assistance at any stage of the writing process
  • Tailored process for each author’s needs and goals